Odus Miller Hennessee

Odus Miller Hennessee

Male 1948 - 2020  (71 years)

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  • Name Odus Miller Hennessee 
    Born 3 Nov 1948  Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 2015  [3
    Residence Medicine Park, Comanche County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 11 Jun 2020  (Medicine Park, Comanche County, Oklahoma) Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 16 Jun 2020  Pecan Cemetery, Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I1831  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 15 Jun 2020 

    Father Lloyd Roy "Uncle Bulgie" Hennessee,   b. 17 Sep 1917, Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1989, Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Edna Miller,   b. 14 Mar 1919, Ryan, Jefferson County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 2011, Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 1936  (Lawton, Oklahoma) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F686  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jessica Dawn Lockerd 
    Children 
     1. Lauren Suzanne Hennessee
     2. Mikel Rebecca Hennessee
    Last Modified 30 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F5389  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Nov 1948 - Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Medicine Park, Comanche County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Jun 2020 - (Medicine Park, Comanche County, Oklahoma) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 16 Jun 2020 - Pecan Cemetery, Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
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    Odus Miller Hennessee (1948-2020)
    Odus Miller Hennessee (1948-2020)

  • Notes 
    • Funeral service for Odus Miller Hennessee, 71 of Lawton will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home with Torie Dean and David Bunch officiating.

      Burial will follow at Pecan Cemetery.

      Odus Miller Hennessee was born in Lawton, OK on November 3, 1948, and went to be with Christ on June 11, 2020. Odus grew up in Lawton, and attended Scott Road School, St. Mary’s and Lawton High. As a boy, he loved any sport that involved a ball. During his youth, he obtained a Cosmetology license and worked in the family salon as an instructor. He attended Okmulgee Tech, graduating with an Associates in Graphic Design, which he used to open Custom Printing and Screen in 1973. That same year, he married Jessica Lockerd on March 17. Later, Odus worked alongside his mother and other family members as the President of Cosmetic Specialty Labs, developing Aloe Vera based cosmetics. Because of his expertise in Aloe Vera, he was affectionately called “The Aloe Vera Man,” The later part of his life was spent in Medicine Park, growing and developing the town. He was proud to serve as the mayor and councilman and to watch Medicine Park bring joy to those who visited and those who called it home. He and Jessica raised two daughters and were proud of their four grand daughters. It was his grandchildren and the thought of new life that made him smile. Odus was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, son-in law, uncle, nephew and friend. He was an artist, carpenter, singer, guitarist, builder, developer, coach, inventor, author, mayor, city councilman, business owner, and all around good guy. He loved God and encouraged others to believe too, because, “If you’re wrong, you miss nothing, but if you’re right, you gain eternity.”

      He is survived by his wife, Jessica Hennessee, of the home; two daughters, Lauren Susanne Hennessee and Mikel Hennessee Araujo and husband, Paulo; his grandchildren, Katherine Livingston and husband, Joshua Reed, Kaylyn Reeve and husband, Brian, Lily McDaniel, and Danielle Araujo, and a great grandbaby on the way; his aunt, Sue McNair; his mother in law and father in law, Jim and Sara Lockerd; his brother in law and sister in law, David and Rebecca Bunch; and numerous nieces and nephews.

      He is preceded in death by his mother, Edna Hennessee; his father, Lloyd Hennessee; his sister, Marilyn Hennessee; and his mother in law, Arneta Lockerd.

      end of the obituary [2]
    • Active in the cosmetics industry.
    • TAHFIN U.S. Department of Justice Press Release - Indictments in "T-Up" Case


      U.S. Department of Justice

      United States Attorney
      District of Maryland
      Lynne A. Battaglia
      Northern Division

      July 7, 1999

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

      FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
      CONTACT
      LYNNE A. BATTAGLIA
      (410) 209-4836
      United States Attorney Lynne A. Battaglia, Acting Assistant Attorney
      General David W. Ogden, and Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Jane
      E. Henney, M.D., announced today the indictment of Allen J. Hoffman, Odus
      M. Hennessee, Donald L. MacNay, M.D., and T-Up, Inc. on criminal charges
      of conspiring to commit violations of federal laws in connection with the
      promotion, sale, and distribution of an unapproved new drug known as
      "T-UP," purportedly a concentrated form of aloe vera. Allen J. Hoffman,
      age 52, is a Baltimore resident. Mr. Hoffman is the President of T-Up,
      Inc., which is a Maryland corporation and corporate defendant located in
      Baltimore, Maryland. Odus M. Hennessee, a 50 year old Oklahoma resident,
      is the President of Cosmetic Specialty Labs, Inc., a corporation located
      in Lawton, Oklahoma. Dr. Donald L. MacNay is a 62 year old resident of
      Manassas, Virginia. Dr. McNay had a practice in Manassas and in Annandale,
      Virginia, doing business under the name of "The Piedmont Orthopedic
      Clinic."
      The twenty-count Indictment charges that from about September 1996 through
      about November 1997, defendants conspired to promote, sell, and distribute
      "T-UP," an unapproved new drug, as a treatment, mitigation and cure for
      cancer, AIDS, herpes and other auto-immune disorders. The defendants are
      charged with one count of conspiring to introduce an unapproved new drug
      into interstate commerce and to commit mail and wire fraud. The Indictment
      also charges five counts of introducing an unapproved new drug into
      interstate commerce; four counts of mail fraud; and ten counts of wire
      fraud in connection with the scheme to defraud consumers and the Food and
      Drug Administration ("FDA").
      According to the Indictment, the defendants sold T-UP in two forms. One
      form, "T-UP Whole Leaf Aloe Vera Concentrate," referred to as "T-UP Aloe
      Juice," was taken orally. The second form, "Filtered and Sterilized T-UP
      Whole Leaf Aloe Vera Concentrate," referred to as "T-UP Filtered and
      Sterilized," was administered intravenously. The Indictment states that
      defendants promoted both forms of T-UP as a treatment for cancer, AIDS,
      herpes, and other auto-immune disorders. The Indictment charges that the
      defendants promoted T-UP by mass mailings of promotional materials,
      including an audio-tape entitled "There is Hope: You Do Not Have To Die!,"
      and a brochure entitled "Boost Your Immune System." The Indictment charges
      that these mass mailings were sent to potential customers, patients and
      family members of patients across the United States. The Indictment
      further states that the defendants promoted T-UP on interstate radio
      broadcasts, by videotapes, by word-of-mouth, by telephone, and on the
      Internet.
      The Indictment charges that defendant Odus Hennessee, of Cosmetic
      Specialty Labs, Inc., in Lawton, Oklahoma, supplied Baltimore defendants
      Hoffman and T-Up, Inc. with both forms of T-UP. The Indictment charges
      that the defendants sold or administered T-UP to cancer patients and other
      customers throughout the United States. Specifically, the Indictment
      states that defendant Hoffman and MacNay intravenously administered "T-UP
      Filtered and Sterilized" to several cancer patients, including a patient
      from Baltimore who had kidney cancer and a liver cancer patient from
      Franktown, Colorado. The Indictment charges that the intravenous
      administration of the T-UP cost the patients or their family members
      approximately $12,000 for a two-week course of treatment. The Indictment
      further states that defendants Hoffman and T-Up, Inc. sold 2 oz. bottles
      of "T-UP Aloe Juice" to cancer patients and other customers for
      approximately $75.00 a bottle.
      The Indictment charges that to induce cancer patients and other consumers
      to purchase T-UP, defendants Hoffman, Hennessee and MacNay defrauded and
      misled consumers and cancer patients about their educational
      qualifications, medical qualifications, experience, and credentials. The
      Indictment further charges that defendants told consumers, cancer patients
      and their family members that T-UP was approved by FDA, when, in truth,
      T-UP was not approved by FDA.
      The maximum penalty for the conspiracy count and each count of mail and
      wire fraud is a $250,000 fine and 5 years imprisonment. The maximum
      penalty for each count of introducing an unapproved new drug into
      interstate commerce is a $250,000 fine and 3 years imprisonment.
      Donald MacNay, M.D. is scheduled for an initial appearance before U.S.
      Magistrate Judge Susan Gauvey on July 8, 1999 at 11 am. Allen Hoffman and
      Odus Hennessee are scheduled to have their initial appearances on July 16,
      1999 at 10:00 am.
      This case was investigated by FDA's Office of Criminal Investigations, the
      Internal Revenue Service and the United States Postal Inspectors, with the
      assistance of the Maryland State Attorney General's Office of Consumer
      Protection. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Virginia B.
      Evans and Karen M. Valentine, Trial Attorney, Office of Consumer
      Litigation, U.S. Department of Justice.

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    • Associated Press - July 6, 2007 12:25 PM ET

      MEDICINE PARK, Okla. (AP) - A 99th birthday celebration for the southwest Oklahoma town of Medicine Park have been put on hold because of damaging rain and floodwaters that have pounded the town in recent months.

      Vice Mayor Odus Hennessee says he's unsure when -- or if -- the celebration will be rescheduled.
    • Medicine Park gets new mayor

      Fri, 11/20/2015 - 2:49am Josh Rouse

      Odus Hennessee was named mayor of Medicine Park Thursday during a contentious town board of trustees meeting.

      Mayor Chas Callich officially stepped down from his duties as mayor and human resources director toward the end of the regular meeting. Callich told the packed town hall that ongoing family issues have prevented him from dedicating time to the town and he wanted to step aside for the good of the community.

      "It was great to serve the community of Medicine Park," he said. "I loved the opportunity. I love the community and I will still do as much as I can to serve it."
      Callich quickly moved to nominate Hennessee as mayor. Trustee Dwight Cope attempted to nominate Gordon "Buddy" Dye, but trustee Mark Wicks quickly seconded the motion and called for a vote. Cope and Dye opposed the appointment, but Callich, Wicks and Hennessee were the deciding three votes needed. A second vote then named Cope as human resources director, a position he said is merely a go-between between the board and the community. He also made note to the restless audience that the mayor does not have any additional power.

      "The mayor is only one out of five and has no more authority than the rest of us," Cope said.

      The appointment concluded a 110-minute long meeting, which began at 6:44 p.m. following the Medicine Park Public Works Authority meeting. Tensions were high between the audience and board members and between board members themselves over fund accounts with the Medicine Park Economic Development Authority. Questions were raised over the handling of checks and fund dispersal between the town and MPEDA. Later, an agenda item calling for two board of trustees members to sign MPEDA checks also stirred controversy and emotions. Both Cope and Hennessee exchanged words multiple times during the discussion before the item was tabled.

      "This will not be solved tonight by us arguing back and forth," Hennessee said. "It needs to be handled by the attorneys."

      A town attorney was not present to offer legal advice, much to the chagrin of Comanche County District Judge Emmit Tayloe, a Medicine Park resident. Tayloe scolded the board for not having an attorney and for attempting to interpret the law themselves instead of relying on legal advice. [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2055] Odus Miller, telecon, 14 Mar 2010, 580.529.2974.

    2. [S15172] Odus Miller Hennessee (1948-2020), Obituary, https://www.swoknews.com/obituaries/odus-miller-hennessee/article_6ef52012-.

    3. [S8495] http://www.swoknews.com/local/medicine-park-gets-new-mayor.